Hello bee blog readers. I haven’t posted lately because I have been busy…and stressed. You see, buzzy is getting ready to defend. Yup, I defend this coming Wednesday. I have been writing and preparing a talk. So, to decrease my stress I go out and take pictures of bees.
This is a bee in the genus Centris. There are 22 different bee species known to reside in the U.S. They are very beautiful bees. They are robust and super fuzzy. I mean just look at her legs! That orange stuff on her legs is pollen. Aren’t her olive colored eyes beautiful? If you live in the southwest, these bees are currently out and buzzing around. Look for them.
Please enjoy the beauty of these special insects and thank them for the pollination services they do for us all.